The information included in
this email does not apply to conservation officers, excise officers, Indiana
State Police plan participants, part-time employees or contract employees.
The providers for dental
and vision care remain unchanged for 2014. Coverage also remains unchanged. But the best news is that premiums will be
the same this year too!
The dental plan through
Delta Dental provides 100 percent diagnostic and preventive coverage, as long
as an in-network dentist is used.
Also covered 100 percent is
emergency palliative treatment (used to temporarily relieve pain), x-rays and sealants
(to prevent decay of pits and fissures of permanent back teeth). There are
limits to the coverage of sealants, however, so check with Delta Dental before
agreeing to the treatment.
By using an in-network
dentist oral surgery, fillings and the repair of diseased, damaged or injured
teeth is covered at 80 percent of the cost. More information is available about
dental coverage by logging on here: www.in.gov/spd/2859.htm.
Vision and health
conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, can be revealed and
detected early through a comprehensive eye exam. Take care of your vision and overall health
while saving on your eye care and eyewear needs.
The vision plan through
Anthem Blue View Vision offers employees and their dependents a large network
optometrists, opticians, retail locations and discounts. Look for providers in
the Select network at www.anthem.com.
More information about
vision coverage can be found at: www.in.gov/spd/2860.htm.
Get more information about your 2014 benefits
Before you make your selections for
open enrollment, do your homework. Look at your health care costs over this
past year so you will know what your expenses have been. Then review the information
on the three plans available for 2014. Input that information into the Benefits Calculator and from there, make an informed, educated decision.
If you have further questions, attend
one of the town hall
meetings or webinars or talk to a Benefits
2014 Open Enrollment website: www.in.gov/spd/openenrollment
CONTACT THE SPD BENEFITS HOTLINE
Benefits Hotline: 7:30 a.m. to
5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Eastern Standard Time
within Indianapolis area
toll-free outside Indianapolis